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Four people arrested in connection with the kidnap of British missionaries in Delta State

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Four people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of four British people in Delta State. The four Britons who were kidnapped last Friday were Christian missionaries providing free medical services in the rural town of Enekorogha. According to reports the four suspects were apprehended by villagers at different points over the last six days, before handing them over ...

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‘We have proven we can contain Boko Haram’ – President Buhari

'We have proven we can contain Boko Haram' – President Buhari

President Buhari said his administration has demonstrated the ability to contain the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, especially in the North East. Speaking at a joint press conference with the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Buhari said the relative peace and improved security situation in the Northeast, is a testimony to the efforts of his administration in ...

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Lauretta Onochie throws shade at GEJ as President Buhari grants approval for pension payment for ex-Biafran soldiers

Lauretta Onochie throws shade at GEJ as President Buhari grants approval for pension payment for ex-Biafran soldiers

Yesterday President Buhari granted approval for the payment of pensions of all the pardoned former Biafran soldiers. While reacting to the news, Lauretta Onochie who is President Buhari’s personal assistant on social media, threw shade as former president Goodluck Jonathan. See her tweet below:  

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Lagos presents Hajj certificates to pilgrims, as sales of 2018 form begins

Lagos presents Hajj certificates to pilgrims, as sales of 2018 form begins

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has concluded arrangements to present Certificates of Participation to 2017 Hall pilgrims. The presentation begins today at the Old Secretariat Central Mosque, GRA, Ikeja. The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr. Muftau Okoya made this known to newsmen during a briefing on the 2017 hajj exercise in his ...

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Islamic group empowers 163 indigents, communities with over N15m

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No fewer than 163 indigenes of Osun State benefited from this year’s disbursement of fifteen million, seven hundred and forty-five thousand naira (N15, 745, 000) at the 8th Zakat Distribution Ceremony (ZDC) and Project Commissioning in Ede town. The programme benefited indigent persons, elderly people, organisations, hospitals and community projects such as drilling of four bore holes. ZSF is a ...

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NEMA staff begin indefinite strike, close all zonal offices

NEMA staff begin indefinite strike, close all zonal offices

Staff of the National Emergency Management Authority NEMA, today began an indefinite strike. According to a statement released by the workers union, the directive to proceed on strike was issued by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) today October 19th. According to the unions, the decision followed the expiration of the ...

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Man jailed 2 years over theft of batteries

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Magistrate N. A. Layeni of a Lagos Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Igbosere, yesterday, sentenced a 35-year-old unemployed man, Gabriel Peter, to two years imprisonment for stealing batteries worth N70,000. The defendant, whose address was not given, was first arraigned on October 4, on a three-count charge of burglary and theft. He had, however, pleaded guilty to all the counts and ...

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‘I don’t know the whereabout of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’ – Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state says he does not know the whereabouts of the missing leader of the now-outlawed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. Recall that after the September 14th ‘invasion’ of the Umuahia home of Kanu by military officers, his members alleged that he had gone missing. They accused the military of taking him ...

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U.S. Congressman David Cicilline pledges to donate his brain for research

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline pledges to donate his brain for research

US congressman, David Cicilline has pledged to donate his brain to concussion research after listening to the testimony of former NFL players about traumatic brain injury. The Democratic lawmaker from Rhode Island who played Pop Warner football in his youth, agreed to make the donation after he dies in order to help researchers study the effects and impacts of the ...

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Photos: Young lady cuts off 23 years old neighbour’s tongue in LLagos

Young lady cuts off 23 years old neighbour's tongue in lagos

A week before 23-year-old Babangida was to travel to Zaria, where he was seeking admission at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), a girl simply identified as Abiodun cut off his tongue. Narrating her son’s ordeal, Babangida’s mother, Hajiya Hassana Ali, said the suspect who is a relative of their neighbour’s wife, used to send Babangida on errands. They started going ...

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Photos: President Buhari meets 12 year old girl that donated her lunch money for his campaign in 2015

President Buhari meets 12 year old girl that donated her lunch money for his campaign in 2015

President Buhari today met with three of his young supporters. One of them is 12 years old Nicole Benson who donated her lunch money for his campaign in 2015. He also met 10-year-old Aisha who wrote him a letter asking to see him. President Buhari also granted audience to three years old, daughter of popular comedian White Nigerian, who did ...

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Like US, Isreal has also announced plans to withdraw from UNESCO

Like US, Isreal has also announced plans to withdraw from UNESCO

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will withdraw from UN’s cultural and education body after a United States decision to do the same on accusations of bias against the Jewish state. Netanyahu’s office in a statement said, ‘the prime minister instructed the foreign ministry to prepare Israel’s withdrawal from the organisation alongside the United States’. Netanyahu “welcomes the ...

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Man arrested, his brother, two others on the run over gang rape of 14-year-old girl in Anambra State

Man arrested, his brother, two others on the run over gang rape of 14-year-old girl in Anambra State

An electrician identified as Ifesi Nwabude has been arrested while his three accomplices are on the run for gang raping a 14 year-old-girl in Awka, Anambra State capital. It was gathered that Ifesi Nwabude, his brother, Chiedu and their friends Emmanuel and Chibuzo raped the girl on October 1st. According to reports, the suspect was arrested, yesterday, at Sky Prince ...

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Don’t Treat NNPC Scandal With Levity, NUPENG Tells Buhari

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has called on President Muhamadu Buhari to wade into the allegations of corruption and insubordination raised against NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibeh Kachikwu and not treat the issue with levity. The group in a statement on Tuesday said the whole world is watching ...

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Photos: Corps member drowns while swimming in a river in Delta State

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Peace Uche, a Corps member serving in Delta State drowned while swimming in a river. The deceased fondly called Jocky, graduated from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Umuahia, Abia State. He was laid to rest in his hometown last Saturday.

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Supreme Court adjourns ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki’s appeal to January 25, 2018

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The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki’s appeal to January 25th 2018. Dasuki is asking the Supreme Court to compel the Federal Government to obey the bail orders granted to him by the Federal High Court Abuja and obey ECOWAS CCJ Judgement that ordered his immediate release on bail. Dasuki is standing ...

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NNPC Scandal: I Approved Two Joint Venture Financing, Says Osinbajo

NNPC Scandal: I Approved Two Joint Venture Financing, Says Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says he granted authorisation to two ventures from the NNPC while President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical leave. Professor Osinbajo said on Thursday, that the approvals were specifically for financing joint ventures through loans and not contracts. His reaction comes in the wake of the scandal rocking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ...

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“The monkey pox virus is not in Imo and will never be in Imo in Jesus Name” state government says

The monkey pox virus is not in Imo and will never be in Imo in Jesus Name" state government says

The state government has released a statement denying claims that the Monkeypox virus is in the state. Read below… The Attention of the Imo State government has been drawn to the wicked and unfounded rumor being spread by the wicked ones over the monkey pox virus which created undue anxiety in Owerri, the state capital especially among some parents, on ...

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Businessman docked for allegedly fondling lady’s breast

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A businessman, Shehu Mohammadu, was on Thursday docked at a Jos Upper Area Court in Plateau for allegedly fondling a lady’s breast in public. Mohammadu, 44, was arraigned for committing acts of gross indecency publicly. The Prosecutor, Insp. Ibrahim Ashir, told court that the accused publicly touched the breasts and buttocks of the 24-year-old lady without her consent. Ashir told ...

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No cause for alarm over outbreak of “monkey pox” virus – Bayelsa Govt.

No cause for alarm over outbreak of “monkey pox” virus – Bayelsa Govt.

The Bayelsa Government on Thursday allayed fears of possible epidemic following the outbreak of a contagious viral disease called “monkey pox” in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenogoa that the state government was on top of the situation. Etebu said that the government had contained the outbreak ...

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